The former soccer star cum politician went on to say that Liberia, under the current administration, is worse than it was before.
The CDC political leader made the statement in an exclusive interview with Africanews.com last week at his Accra residence in Ghana.
The Montserrado lawmaker claimed that President Johnson-Sirleaf has done little for the country. “She Ellen) is leaving Liberia worse than it was before,” he said.
According to him, the solution to Liberia’s problem lies with the CDC. “I have a passion for Liberians and my country. I could lead them but again what is happening now I could have done better. Better in the sense that there are a lot of things I see in Liberia that could just happen but not happening.
“Today, Liberia is one of the least countries around the world in this 21st century,” the CDC political leader told Africanews.
The Liberian opposition party leader boasted that with experience and connections, he can develop Liberia better than what President Johnson-Sirleaf has done.
Sirleaf he says, lied her way to power and has had to leave the Liberian people in the ditch afterwards.
“I could recruit a lot of good people; a lot of people who want to work with us. They don’t want to work with this current president.
“Now they take power and they don’t expect other people to fight them. But you see for us, we came by the ballot box not by guns so we will want to continue to keep our hope in the ballot box but make sure that it’s okay that we go through a transparent process,” Weah said.
Presidential Press Secretary, Jerolinmek Mathew Piah, was just on time again to checkmate the CDC Political leader by indicating that Senator Weah’s “comment lacks the fundamentals to be given any serious thoughts or consideration.”
“It shows clearly the lack of understanding and appreciation of what the state of the country was and what it is now. The truth is, matched against all scientific and technical governance findings and documentations from serious globally institution and nations as well as credible local governance related organizations, such comment can only but be described as baseless, unfounded and merely political,” the tough-talking Presidential spokesman said.
The Montserrado County lawmaker’s statement which contradicts even those of the visually impaired, according to Mr. Piah, is nothing more than a weak and feeble political adventure.
“Liberians we believe can see and feel and so don't need naysayers to help them see, feel and know the progress Liberia has made and how different the country is from the past through President Sirleaf's leadership. They do see and appreciate the change that has come,” the Presidential spokesman told The Capitol Times.
Mr. Piah averred that President Johnson-Sirleaf is being celebrated due to the work she has done for Liberia. Piah believes that Senator Weah’s statement is probably a weak and feeble attempt aimed at countering the recent Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) report and the internal battle with Senator Peter Coleman who has clearly exposed the gross lapse of Senator Weah’s political entity.